Posted on June 17, 2013
under Spa, Island Retreat
Island Retreat Spa and Salon is partnering with Wilmington Plastic Surgery (WSP) to offer a satellite medspa to island residents and visitors. An experienced physician assistant working under the direction of Wilmington Plastic Surgery's four board-certified surgeons will be the sole provider for anti-aging medical treatments available at the spa, such as dermatological injectables and fillers, including Botox®, Restylane® and Juvéderm®.
“We are very excited to bring our expertise to this location,” said Guy Williams, CMPE, Practice Administrator for Wilmington Plastic Surgery. “The island has a rejuvenating effect, both mentally and emotionally, and these services will bring that restoration to our clients' physical appearance, as well, with long-lasting results.”
Jacqueline Rowland Carroll, PA-C, is the main medical provider at Island Retreat Spa and Salon. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and is trained in all studies of medicine. She has also been a full-time trauma and orthopedic surgery physician assistant at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington since 2004. Her trauma background provides valuable experience for many aspects of plastic surgery, including all types of cosmetic skin treatments.
“I have a keen interest in medical treatments for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes,” said Carroll. “Helping people be as healthy as possible, including looking and feeling their best, is very rewarding. I think many people will be amazed at the options now available in this realm, especially the results possible with non-invasive medspa services.”
Posted on June 14, 2013
under Conservancy, turtles
of sea turtles come ashore in North Carolina each summer on a journey mapped
before they were born. These loggerheads, leatherbacks, ridleys and green sea
turtles lay eggs by the hundred, then return to the sea. Thousands of
hatchlings emerge and follow their instincts across the ocean miles — and
possibly back to the same beach to lay eggs of their own.
odds are against them. Animal and human raiders target the eggs in
the sand-covered nests. On the trek to water’s edge, hatchlings are vulnerable
to predators and the disorienting effects of manmade light. Sharks and whales
are threats in the ocean. Even larger perils lie close to shore, where boat
propellers, hooks and nets can be lethal, discarded balloons and plastic bags
can cause fatal blockages, and polluted water can poison them. Estimates on the
odds of survival to maturity range from 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 10,000.
addition to the good work being done by
the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
in Topsail Beach and the dedication of our aquariums, Bald Head Island plays a
big part in turtle preservation efforts
in the state.
here have watched over sea turtles since 1980. Today, through the Barrier Island Study Center, visitors have a range of opportunities to learn about
turtle activity on one of the highest density nesting beaches within the
loggerhead’s northern range. Among the possibilities are Sea Turtle Patrol
Ride-Alongs, nighttime Turtle Walks and
screenings of “Turtle: The Incredible Journey!”
Posted on June 10, 2013
All About Art, Bald Head Island’s dynamic working studio and art gallery, invites you to drop by the next time you’re on the island to discover the latest artworks, workshops and special events.
Summer classes run from Monday-Friday beginning on June 10, and offer opportunities for children and adults of all ages and ability levels to express their creativity. A full schedule of summer classes is available online.
Back by popular demand this summer is the Mermaids & Dragons painting class taught by the ever-talented Lena Moschet. Betsy Nelson, another amazing artist, will be on the island for six weeks this summer to teach art camp at the gallery, and use her considerable talents to personalize golf carts.
Also back by popular demand this season is "Wine"ing About Art, held every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Bring your own bottle and enjoy a lively lesson from gifted oil painter Chappy Valente, while enjoying the company of fellow participants. Joanne Geisel, a talented landscape artist whose appears in the gallery, is also returning this year to offer oil painting lessons.
Full time island resident and photographer Patty Bonica is now available for family, wedding and pet photography commissions. Patty's energetic work truly captures the unique spirit of her subjects and her images can also be translated into a three-dimensional format, making for a one-of-a-kind memento.
Be sure to mark your calendar for a very special book signing by island resident Bart Astor on June 25 from 6-8 p.m. Bart's book The Road Map for the Rest of Your Life
is an inspiring look at living life to its fullest after 50.
All About Art is also available for private lessons, private events and birthday parties throughout the year. We hope to see you in the gallery!
Posted on June 03, 2013
The Shoals Club is pleased to announce our next Wine Dinner, this Saturday, June 8. Emanuele Magnani of Sunrise Wines will present several exceptional Italian wines carefully selected to complement a delicious five-course dinner. View the menu here.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception, followed by dinner at 6:30. Reservations are required and seating is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your space now by calling 910-454-4850 or emailing the Shoals Club. This is the second installment in our wine dinner series this year and the previous dinner sold out.
Posted on May 28, 2013
A big thanks to all members and their guests who came out to the Shoals Club over Memorial Day Weekend for the Summer Kickoff Celebration. The "Ports of Call from Around the World" food stations were well received, while the Castaways kept everyone's feet moving all evening. We look forward to another outstanding summer of family fun at the Shoals Club.
Posted on May 28, 2013
The Shoals Club has an array of great events planned all summer long. To help keep you informed, we're now printing the Shoals Club Navigator, a flyer highlighting each week's events, specials and activities. Download your copy of the Navigator each week!
Posted on May 17, 2013
Pirate lovers rejoice! Pirate Weekend 2013, sponsored by the Old Baldy Foundation, will take place August 2-4 on Bald Head Island and the schedule looks fearsome!
Friday, August 2, check out the island-wide Treasure Hunt, Pirate Block Party and the now infamous Pirate Invasion of Bald Head Island. On Saturday, August 3, sign your little scalawags up for Pirate Schools, or head over to the Pirates and Pancakes event. Cap off your evening with an extra scary Pirate Ghost Walk. On Sunday, August 4, party all day on the lighthouse grounds with the Pirate Festival, which includes a pirate encampment, sword fights, music, magic, and more.
Click here for a full schedule of events and start making your plans now so you don't miss out on all the fun.
Posted on May 14, 2013
The Smith Island Art League will hold its annual Memorial Weekend show and sale on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 at the Bald Head Association Center on Lighthouse Wynd (to the right of the Chapel). The show, which features works from artists with a connection to Bald Head Island, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. The League has 19 members with a variety of styles and mediums. The two-day show will feature ceramics, oil and watercolor paintings, cards, prints, jewelry, fabric art, stained glass and more. For more information contact Jane Johnson at 910-457-6229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the League at http://www.smithislandartleague.com/.
Posted on May 11, 2013
We’re very excited to announce the latest offering at the Shoals Club – Latitudes Wine Bar! Latitudes, which will be located on the Presentation Deck overlooking East Beach, will officially open on May 16th and will serve a selection of wines by the glass, craft beers and delicious small plates to share. Shoals Club members are invited to aspecial sneak preview of Latitudes Wine Bar on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-6 p.m. Sample some of the new menu items and taste a couple of new wine selections from Latitudes while socializing with members and enjoying live entertainment. Afterwards, join us for a special Members Dinner that will preview our new summer dining room menu and feature Chef Chris’s homemade Crème Brulee Cheesecake for dessert. Space for the dinner is limited, so please contact the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850 to secure your reservation, or email the Shoals Club .
Posted on May 10, 2013
under Food and Beverage
Sweet Bay Cafe is now open for breakfast, lunch and snacks at the Deep Point Marina Ferry Terminal. Operated by the folks who own the Maritime Market and Sweet Bay Catering on the island, Sweet Bay Cafe is already delighting customers with their delicious fare.
Breakfast offerings include biscuit sandwiches, breakfast burritos, bagels, muffins, yogurt, pastries and assorted cereals and fruit. For lunch, Sweet Bay Cafe serves a variety of cold grab-n-go sandwiches including chicken, tuna and lobster salad and deli wraps. They also serve gourmet salads and hot dogs with an array of interesting toppings like apple-onion relish, pickles and southern slaw. Sweet Bay also serves beer and wine in addition to coffee, water and soft drinks.
Sweet Bay Cafe's May hours are 7-11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. -5 p.m. for lunch and snacks. Be sure to stop in next time you find yourself with a few minutes before you hop on the ferry, or get there early on purpose. Either way, you won't be disappointed.